Phenetole

  • Ethyl phenyl ether
  • Ethoxybenzene
Formula
C6H5OC2H5
Structure
Description
Clear, light yellow liquid with a mild, sweet odor.
Uses
Research chemical.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
103-73-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-139-7
S 23 24/25
RTECS
SI7700000
RTECS class
Other
UN (DOT)
1993
Merck
12,7374
Beilstein/Gmelin
636270
Beilstein Reference
4-06-00-00554
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-1577
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C8H10O
Formula mass
122.17
Melting point, °C
169.9
Boiling point, °C
170
Vapor pressure, mmHg
2 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
4.21
Density
0.956 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Insoluble.
Viscosity
1.23 cp (20 C)
Surface tension
36.8 g/s2 (-181.5 C)
Refractive index
1.507 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
2.03
Heat of vaporization
39.0 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep away from sources of ignition. Keep container closed when not in use. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Flammables-area. Keep containers tightly closed.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Ground and bond containers when transferring material. Use spark-proof tools and explosion proof equipment. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or open flames.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Remove all sources of ignition. Use a spark-proof tool. Provide ventilation. A vapor suppressing foam may be used to reduce vapors.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, acrid smoke and fumes.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
52
Upper exp. limit, %
7.8
Lower exp. limit, %
1.1
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Will burn if involved in a fire. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Containers may explode in the heat of a fire. Extinguishing media: For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or alcohol-resistant foam. For large fires, use water spray, fog, or alcohol-resistant foam. Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. Water may be ineffective. Do NOT use straight streams of water.
Fire potential
Combustible Liquid.
Hazards
Vapors can travel to a source of ignition and flash back.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
0
 
Flammability
2
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Not available.
   Inhalation
Vapors may cause dizziness or suffocation.
   Skin
Not available.
   Eyes
Not available.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
UN number
1993
Response guide
Hazard class
3
Packing Group
I; II; III